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Episode 180: I Dream of Hackles

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KALS

Box O' Sox KAL
Host: Me!
#BoxOSoxKAL
Duration: 1 year (Jan. 1, 2016 — Jan.1, 2017)
Knit a whole box of socks! 12 pair minimum. No maximum. Double-dipping OK. 

Indie-Along
Host: Tonya of the "Knitting Spring" podcast
Duration:
1 month
About: Knit anything with that month's featured indie dyer's yarn.  Knit with Voolenvine Yarns for the month of January.

PODCASTS

Snappy Stitches with Chrissy
Wool n' Spinning with Rachel Smith
WolffUndSchafe with Magdalena

FINISHED OBJECTS

Verdure Shawl, by Fluffy Fibers
Voolenvine Yarns, Blitzed "Succulents"

Cuff-down, FLK Heel Socks
Regia 4-ply, Arne & Carlos "Summer Night"

Wildes Meer, by Voolenvine
(Pattern to be released around March 1, 2016)
Voolenvine Yarns, Narwhal "Venus Fly Trap"

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Monkey Socks by Cookie A. Voolenvine Yarns, Footsie "Lovesong"

I have quite a few things still on the needles including my Lumpy Space Shawl and Aisling Shawl. To be honest, I've lost a littl…

Episode 179: Podcaster Posse

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IN THIS EPISODE: 

Box O' Sox KAL announcementWhat I'm KnittingSpinning Vogue Knitting Live re-capTreat Yourself Shop UpdateBlather
NEW-TO-ME PODCASTS

The Yarn Geek is a brand new podast hosted by Denise, who I met at the Plucky Knitter trunk show at Gauge + Tension, and also hung out with the past weekend at Vogue Knitting LIVE.

This week I also seem to have re-discovered audio podcasts!I've been binge-listening to the Sweet Georgia Show (recommended by Tiny Paper Foxes podcast), hosted by Felicia Lo or Sweet Georgia Yarns.

Through the previous podcast, I also started watching the
BOX O' SOX KAL

Knit at least 12 pairs of socks in 1 year — the more the merrier!

The idea is to fill a box (big or small) … with lovely hand knit socks! This way, come 2017, you’ll have a whole box of lovely socks, ready to wear … Or admire.

Start Date: Jan. 1, 2016. I will close this thread on January 1, 2017 and draw prizes (still TBD).

In the meantime, please post in the official Ravelry t…

Episode 178: Yarn Fortress 2.0

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Thanks so much for watching! Below are some talking points and links to just about everything I talk about in this week's episode. If I missed anything, feel free to ask me about it in the YarnGasm Ravelry Group!
OFF THE NEEDLES

Stonecutter by Michele Wang
Quince & Co, Lark, "Damson"





Little Bobbins' Christmas Eve Cast On Socks
Knit Picks, Stroll, "Dogwood Heather"
Gynx Yarns, Power Sock, "Gingerbread House"


ON THE NEEDLES

Socks
Regia, Arne and Carlos, "Summer Night"

Verdure Shawl by Fluffy Fibers
Voolenvine Yarns, Blitzed, "Succulents"

TREAT YOURSELF

Yarn Fortress version 2.0!
IKEA, KALLAX — inspired by Andi from the Andre Sue Knits podcast

ASK AWAY

on Ravelry asks ...
Hello, Kristin! I love your colorways!
I wanted to ask how many colors of dyes do you regularly use? Do you have only a couple of colors and you mix them a lot to get what you want or do you have a lot of colors and use them as they are? (For example do you ha…

Episode 177: The One About Italy (Happy New Year!)

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OFF THE NEEDLES

Sock HO: Little Bobbin's Christmas Eve Cast On KAL Socks Gynx Yarns, Power Sock "Gingerbread House"
Knit Picks Stroll, "Dogwood Heather"
Using US 1.5, 2.5mm Knitter's Pride Cubics dpns

ON THE NEEDLES

Aisling Shawl, by Justyna Lorkowska
O Wool, O Wash Fingering, "Barn Owl"
Gynx Yarns, "Howl's Castle"

Stonecutter Pullover, by Michele Wang
Quince & Co. Lark, "Damson"

Jaffrey Hat, by Michele Wang
Brooklyn Tweed LOFT, "Hayloft"

SPINNING

Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont
Link to video on Interweave

TREAT YOURSELF

Jimmy Beans Wool- Arne & Carlos "Fall Night"
- Large Bryson Sock Blockers

Lellabella 
- Soft Cashmere Exclusive for Lellabella, 316
- Sesia Baby Minstral, 262









Baerenwolle, BaerenFLUFF, "Pond"

ASK AWAY

Niddy-Noddy video by The Woolery